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great point of the Broad Bottom9—as I suppose you will hear by rejoicings from Some10. The new Admiralty is named; at the head is to be Lord Winchilsea, with Lord Granard11, Mr. Cockburn, his Grace's friend, Dr. Lee, the chairman, Lord Vere Beauclerc, one of the old set, by the interest of the Duke of Dorset, and the connection of Lady Betty Germain, whose niece Lord Vere married1J; and two Tories, Sir John Hind Cotton and Will. Chetwynd13, an agent of Bolingbroke's u—all this is not declared yet, but is believed.
This great Duke has named his four aide-de-camps—Lord Charles Hay1B; George Stanhope10, brother of Earl Stanhope ; Dick Lyttelton", who was page; and a Campbell. Lord Cadogan is not dead, but has been given over.
We are rejoicing over the great success of the Queen of Hungary's arms18, and the number of blows and thwarts which the French have received. It is a prosperous season for our new popular generals to grow glorious !
9  So called as including men of widely different opinions.
10  Where the Pretender lived, who was   likely to  be  gratified by the employment of Tories.
11  G-eorge Forbes (1685-1765), third Earl  of  G-ranard;   served  in  the navy; Admiral, 1734.
12  Lord Vere Beauderk married (1786) Mary,  eldest   daughter and co-heir of Thomas Chambers, of Han-worth,   Middlesex,   by  Lady  Mary Berkeley,    sister   of   Lady    Betty Germain.
13  Hon. "William Chetwynd (1684-1770), succeeded his brother as third Viscount Chetwynd, 1767; M.P. for Stafford; Envoy to Genoa, 1708-12; Lord  of  the   Admiralty,  1717-27; Master of the Mint, 1727-69.
14  Henry   St.   John   (1672-1751), first    Viscount    Bolingbroke,    the famous minister and author.  He was attainted   (1715),  but  subsequently pardoned by George I (1723).   He
had ceased "to take any active part in politics, and resided at Argeville, on the Seine.
is Third son of third Marquis of Tweeddale; behaved with conspicuous gallantry at Fontenoy; Lieutenant-General, 1757; d. 1760.
*6 Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. George Stanhope (1717-1754), second son of first Earl Stanhope. He greatly distinguished himself at the battles of Falkirk and Culloden.
17  Fifth son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, fourth Baronet; Page of Honour to Queen Caroline; Aide-de-Camp to Lord Stair at the battle of Dettingen j Master of  the  Jewel Office,  1756; Governor of Minorca, 1762; Governor of Guernsey, 1766; KB., 1758; d. 1770.
18  Her troops had recovered part of Bohemia,  defeated  the  French and Bavarians at Linz, and entered Munich (Feb. 12, 1742).